History Hunt

Soldiers of Killiecrankie

A visit to Soldiers of Killiecrankie Battle re-enactment weekend inspired local illustrator Dylan Gibson,  with funding from Perth 2021, to create a set of collector’s cards featuring some of the key characters from the Battle of Killiecrankie.

These ‘Battle Cards’ are colourful stylised and dynamic likenesses of King James II and VII, King William III, Bonnie Dundee, Hugh McKay, Donald McBean and Ewen Cameron. Large versions of these ‘portraits’ have been hidden on the walks to Soldiers Leap and the Garry Bridge, creating a Killiecrankie Treasure Hunt.

Dylan Gibson says "the hunt is an opportunity to involve children in this fun activity while learning about the first Jacobite battle achieved through outdoor exercise".

For more information watch the video below.